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Kristin Pitt

  • Associate Professor, Department of Global Studies (Comparative Literature Program)
  • Department Chair


Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2003

Teaching and Research Interests:

Modern and contemporary narrative in the Americas
Discourses of the body
Women's and Gender studies
Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latin@ studies

Recent Publications:

Pitt, Kristin E. Review of Body and Nation: The Global Realm of U.S. Body Politics in the Twentieth Century, eds. Emily S. Rosenberg and Shanon Fitzpatrick. 51.1 Canadian Journal of History/Annales Canadiennes d'histoire, 2016: 179-181.
Pitt, Kristin E. “The Vulnerable Harvest: Farm Workers, Food, and Immigration in the Contemporary United States.” Aztlan: A Journal of Chicano Studies 41.2 (2016): 13-36.
Pitt, Kristin E. “Discovery and Conquest Through a Poststructural and Postcolonial Lens: Clarice Lispector's A maca no escuro.” Luso-Brazilian Review, Luso-Brazilian Review 50.1 (2013): 184-200.
Pitt, Kristin E. “Review of Unspeakable Violence: Remapping U.S. and Mexican National Imaginaries by Nicole M. Guidotti-Hernández.” Letras Femeninas 38.2. (2012): 274-276.
Pitt, Kristin E. Body, Nation, and Narrative in the Americas. Palgrave Macmillan, 2010: 224.
Pitt, Kristin E. “Denaturalizing the Plantation: Sexuality and (Re)production in the Short Fiction of Reinaldo Arenas.” Forces of Nature: Natural(-izing) Gender and Gender(-ing) Nature in the Discourses of Western Culture. Ed. Hyner, Bernadette H., and Stearns, Precious M. (2009): 132-152.
Pitt, Kristin E. “Resisting Colony and Nation: Challenging History in Maryse Conde's Moi, Tituba, sorciere.. noire de Salem.” Atenea: A Bilingual Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences 27.1 (2007): 9-19.
Pitt, Kristin E. “National Conflict and Narrative Possibility in Faulkner and Garro.” CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture 8.2 (2006): 15 pp.
Pitt, Kristin E. “Disappearing Bodies: The Nation and the Individual in Jose de Alencar's Iracema.” Latin American Literary Review 34.67 (2006): 130-149.